Who could have imagined that selling old dishes, unwanted furniture and outgrown toys could save a woman’s life and give a young person the chance for a brighter future? 

Yet on Saturday, May 14, Royal LePagers from across the country once again came together to host the 3rd Annual National Garage Sale for Shelter and did just that. Thanks to your dedication, creativity, hard work and perseverance, we set a new record by raising more than $410,000 in support of local women’s shelters and violence prevention programs — a 27 per cent increase over last year. Read our latest press releaseand a list of all Garage Sale for Shelter participants. 

We also raised awareness of the issue of family violence and increased the profile of Royal LePage through dozens and dozens of newspaper and magazine articles, radio and TV interviews, and online listings — totaling millions of media impressions! 

Because of your support, women and children who have experienced family violence have a safe place to stay, a refuge from the worry, and the chance to live free of fear. You have shown that “someone out there” cares for their safety and well-being and wants them to have a better life. 

An extra special thank you goes out to our extraordinary sponsors: TD Canada Trust Mobile Mortgage Specialists (National Presenting sponsor), Atlas Van Lines Canada (In-kind Moving and Transportation sponsor) and Advance Commission Company of Canada (Major Event sponsor). Their generous support and unparalleled commitment to our cause made this event possible.

Spotlighting Garage Sale for Shelter Super Stars 

Every single one of our sales made a big difference and deserves rave reviews. Below we spotlight our Top 25 sales (by individual sale location and by brokerage/team) that achieved amazing results:  

By Brokerage/Team 

  1. Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.,Toronto/Oakville, ON = $29,648.77 
  2. Royal LePage Kelowna, Kelowna/West Kelowna, BC = $25,146.61
  3. Royal LePage ProAlliance, Belleville/Kingston/Cobourg, ON = $20,650.57 
  4. Royal LePage Dynamic (with the support of Royal LePage Alliance), Winnipeg, MB = $18,000 
  5. Royal LePage First Contact Realty, Barrie, ON = $16,487 
  6. Royal LePage Frank, Whitby/Oshawa/Port Perry/Peterborough/Bancroft, ON = $15,731.78
  7. Royal LePage Team and Royal LePage Gale, Kanata/Carleton Place/Kemptville/Ottawa/ Manotick/Gloucester/Stittsville, ON = $ 14,864.52 
  8. Royal LePage Locations West Realty, Penticton, BC = $13,000 (NEW) 
  9. Royal LePage Prime, Winnipeg, MB = $12,003
  10. Royal LePage Atlantic, Halifax/New Minas, NS and St. John/Sussex/Moncton, NB (in Moncton, with Royal LePage Metro) = $ 11,786.90
  11. Royal LePage Noralta Realty, Fort Saskatchewan/Sherwood Park/Edmonton, AB = $11,682.62 
  12. Royal LePage Performance, Orleans/Cornwall, ON = $10,950
  13. Royal LePage Village, Montréal L'Île-Perrot, QC = $6,500
  14. Royal LePage Progressive Realty, Slave Lake, AB = $6,300 
  15. Royal LePage Connect, Ajax, ON = $6,200
  16. Royal LePage Gardiner, Fredericton, NB = $6,151.85
  17. Royal LePage JMB & Associates, Gimli, MB = $6,149.63 
  18. Royal LePage Network Realty Corp., Red Deer/Sylvan Lake, AB = $6,045
  19. Royal LePage Lifestyles Realty, Lacombe, AB = $5,760.65 (NEW)
  20. Royal LePage Lakes of Muskoka, Bracebridge/Huntsville/Gravenhurst/Sundridge, ON = $5,712
  21. Royal LePage Downtown Realty, Vernon/Armstrong, BC = $5,578.72 
  22. Royal LePage The Realty Group, Grande Prairie, AB = $5,354.55
  23. Royal LePage Royal City Realty, Guelph, ON = $5,200 
  24. Royal LePage Triland Realty, London, ON = $ 5,002.45 (NEW) 
  25. Royal LePage Andre Kopp and Associates, Hinton, AB = $5,000

Note: Some Royal LePage offices are hosting sales at a later time and are therefore not included in the current results. 

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